The analysis of additional Cygnus observations together with a further improved background model resulted in an update of the 1.809 MeV allsky map. Along with improvements of the data, the Cygnus region has been studied in greater detail and compared to a model of non-stationary nucleosynthesis following the evolution of young OB associations. This model has been vastly extended to include additional observables such as dynamics of the interstellar medium (ISM), following the evolution of superbubbles, and the emission of ionizing ultraviolet light. The rich OB associations Cygnus OB 1 and OB 2 could indeed account for a large fraction of the 'Cygnus West' emission. Emission from 'Cygnus East' however, cannot easily be modelled by the sparse Cygnus OB 7 association. This led to a study on the impact of a newly proposed Al-26 source, massive close binaries. It is found that a very significant Al-26 contribution from massive close binaries would be needed to account for the observed emission in Cygnus East, which would single out this region from other observations. It appears more likely that deeper observations (e.g., in the near infrared) are needed to get a better estimate on the population of massive stars in Cygnus East.